Verizon moves beyond regulatory issues in preparation for sales
I have been wondering when Verizon was going to be getting the Galaxy S3 so that I could pick one up. There has not been nearly enough information coming out from Verizon about its arrival and we have been relying on bits and pieces of information to try and get an idea of exactly when it might be arriving. Well, we now have more information with the Verizon Galaxy S3 appearing at the FCC and then clearing that regulatory body with an approval. The Samsung SCH1535 is the version of the Verizon Galaxy S3 and should be showing up soon.
Exactly when soon will be is an unknown, but with the FCC filing for the Verizon Galaxy S3, things are moving forward and we can expect to see more information coming out. Much of it will end up being leaks, but we are approaching the day when it will be announced. If there is a pre-order period, we should hear something during the week of June 11th so that there is at least 1 week before the official kick off for the phone. That is assuming it will be released at the same time as it will be in Canada. We are hoping it is at the same time.
One of the recently rumored information items is that the Verizon Galaxy S3 was going to be a world phone, being capable of being used on a GSM network overseas. This has been proven in the FCC filing showing Simultaneous Transmission Capabilities which is great news. We have been hearing about this idea for years and this looks like it will be one of the few smart phones in the US which will be capable of being used here in the US and overseas on GSM networks. That has been showing up in various leaks about Verizon offering a world phone and based on what we are seeing here, they are indeed going to be doing that at some point in the future. At least the capabilities for that are showing up in the FCC filing. When Verizon chooses to turn that capability on is a separate issue. Much like the NFC issues with the Galaxy Nexus.
There is much speculation about the coming Galaxy S3 at Verizon and much of it right now has to be the date when it will go on sale. We know that there is a lot of interest and will continue to grow until it goes on sale. Let’s hope it is within the next few weeks that it makes it into Verizon stores for purchase.